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3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival!

Posted by on July 30, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.  This event every year brings some of the top chefs around the world to showcase the latest food trends happening around the globe throughout favorite destinations of Los Angeles including Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Beverly Hills. LAFW 2012 - Dave Bernahl and Fabio Viviani  - Barnaby Draper Studios

Dave Bernahl and Fabio Viviani at 2012 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

“The city of Los Angeles is one of the most prominent destinations in the world for art, travel, entertainment, and cuisine, and is home to the most respected cultural institutions in the world,” says CLM Co-Founder David Bernahl. “There isn’t a better place than Los Angeles to celebrate the gastronomic talents of this city as well as the biggest names in culinary history.” – CLM Co-Founder David Bernahl

On Thursday, August 22nd, Giada De Laurentiis joins in for her Cooking Demonstration.  This time bringing in friends: Alie and Georgia from “Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia” to show you some great tips and tricks in the kitchen.  The event takes place from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Then, later that evening from 7 to 10pm is Giada’s Festa Italiana event as she joins other chefs as they create their take on festive Italian food.  Over 200 wines will also be present to be poured and paired with the food.  An event not to be missed by lovers of Italian food.


“Los Angeles Food & Wine has become one of the most anticipated events of the summer,” says Giada De Laurentiis. “I’m excited to return and cook alongside many of my closest friends, fellow chefs, and some of the most amazing talent I truly admire.” – Giada De Laurentiis

Other events to keep an eye on this year include:

Asian Night Market: Friday, August 23rd:  Returns with this year be hosted by Iron Chef Merimoto.

Join us as we re-invent the classic Night Market into a multi-sensory street food experience that brings the flavor of Asian night markets from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur to Grand Avenue! Serving up traditional as well as interpretive Asian street grub from both established restaurants and mom-and-pop joints, – See more at:

This Asian Night Market recreates the night market experience without leaving the streets of Los Angeles.

Fabio Viviani Cooking Demonstration: Saturday, August 24th:

Fans of Chef Fabio Viviani will love being in his presence as he shows us his cooking skills firsthand.

Beer and Bites: Saturday, August 24th:

Beer, the third most popular drink option available.  Come learn about the different styles of beer and what makes it great all while having different pairings that coincide with what’s in front of you.

Roses from Around the World: Saturday, August 24th:

For the wine fans, come learn about the world of Roses with this wine seminar being offered.  Sip on some of the top dry Roses from around the world.  Perhaps you will find a new favorite.


Lexus Grand Tasting: Saturday, August 24th

This is the event not to miss.  With over 300 wines to taste and 25 celebrity chefs showcasing their culinary talent.  This will be an event that will make your taste buds coming back for more and more.

Champagne: A Meal’s Perfect Pairing: Sunday, August 25th

Celebrate Sunday morning in style with this fun champagne tasting.  Also pairing with some favorite foods along the way.

Pairing Cheese and Wine With the First Lady of Fromage: Sunday, August 24th:

Ever wanted to learn more about cheese?  Then this is the event for you.  This time, in a fun environment, that also brings in the wine.

Throughout the weekend there will be many cooking demonstrations from top chefs, and the chance to learn about food, wine,and beer.

For more information about the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival check out their website.  You can also purchase tickets there.

Disclosure: This is a non-sponsored post.  Just an event that I am truly interested in learning more about. 

Giada De Laurentiis

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